Pittslyvania County shooting: Gunman on run after eight people shot at party and two victims left in critical condition | The SunJune 26, 2022
A GUNMAN is on the run after eight people were shot at a party Pittsylvania County which left two victims in a critical condition.
The 911 Center in Pittsylvania County received a call at around 1.30am Sunday with reference to multiple gunshot victims.
Rescue and law enforcement officials responded to the 1200 block of Kerns Church Road in the Sutherlin community.
Eight gunshot victims were discovered by deputies, with two of those shot in a critical condition.
The remaining six have non-life-threatening gunshot injuries, according to investigators.
Officials estimate there were more than 100 people at a party or gathering when shooting erupted.
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An investigation has been launched and the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police and Danville Police Department are collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.
A motive for the shootings has not yet been established, investigators say.
Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office or your local law enforcement office.
Earlier this month, in a separate incident, a 20-year-old man died in a shooting at a graduation party in Chester, Virginia.
Seven other people were injured in the shooting.
Two of those injured were struck by a car as the crowd fled the shooting.
Authorities said two separate fights had happened at the party before cops received calls about the gunfire.
Chesterfield County Police Maj. Brad Badgerow said police found 50 casings fired by four different calibers.
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